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The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in the Philosophy of Education

Edited By

Wilfred Carr

ISBN 9780415345729
Published May 17, 2005 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

This Reader brings together a wide range of material to present an international perspective on topical issues in philosophy of education today. Focusing on the enduring trends in this field, this lively and informative Reader provides broad coverage of the field and includes crucial topics.
With an emphasis on contemporary pieces that deal with issues relevant to the immediate real world, this book represents the research and views of some of the most respected authors in the field today. Wilfred Carr also provides a specially written introduction which provides a much-needed context to the role of philosophy in the current educational climate.
Students of philosophy and philosophy of education will find this Reader an important route map to further reading and understanding.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is the Philosophy of Education  Part 1: Philosophy and Education  1. Philosophy and Educational Policy: Possibilities Tensions and Tasks  2. Philosophy and Education  3. Feminism, Epistemology and Education  Part 2: The Aims of Education  4. Autonomy as an Educational Aim  5. Self-Determination as an Educational Aim  6. The Politics of Identity and Epiphanies of Learning  7. Education, the Market and the Nature of Personal Well-Being  Part 3: Politics and Education  8. Liberal Values and Liberal Education  9. The Politics of Difference and Common Education  10. Rethinking Democracy and Education: Towards an Education of Deliberative Citizens  Part 4: Educational Policy  11. What's the Good of Education?  12. Imagining Futures: The Public School and Possibility  13. The Limits of Aesthetic Separatism: Literary Education and Michael Oakeshott's Philosophy of Art  14. Inclusion vs Fairness  Part 4: The Moral Dimensions of Teaching  15. Education as a Moral Practice  16. Parts of Judgement: The Revival of Practical Wisdom  17. Moral Language and Pedagogical Experience  18. Ethics Before Equality: Moral Education after Levinas

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Professor Carr has previously worked as a History teacher in a variety of secondary schools. His research interests are in the philosophy of education, educational research methodology and education and political theory. He is Honorary Vice-President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and a Managing Editor of the journal Pedagogy, Culture and Society.